First boat on new section of the Wey & Arun Canal in Surrey since 1871

5th September 2012

Recent work by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust’s volunteers has enabled boat trips to run on a recently restored section of Canal in Surrey for the first time in over 140 years. The Trust already runs hugely popular trips at Loxwood, West Sussex.

The most recent restoration work focused on a section of canal next to the entrance to the Three Compasses pub, located by the Dunsfold Road at Alfold, which is at the Summit (highest part) of the whole canal and runs along the edge of Dunsfold Park.

The Trust has refurbished its 12-seater boat  – the 'John Smallpiece' and the inaugural trips were held on 1st and 2nd September.

More information is available at The Wey & Arun Canal Trust's website: